Drake will step into the role during an unstable period, with the coronavirus having upended the UC system.
Federal stimulus dollars could help but officials warn of further revenue declines.
Gov. Gavin Newsom expanded financial aid, but experts and activists hope for more progress in the coming year to help students cover non-tuition costs.
Increasing financial aid for California college students among 21 new proposals
The budget provides an increase to 41,000 Cal Grants for older students to pay tuition. Advocates say more help is needed and hope for bigger reforms next year.
Forty-four percent of adults approved of the way Newsom is handling his new job, 23 percent disapproved. Newsom’s support was strongest in his home San Francisco Bay area (52 percent),lowest in the Inland Empire (36 percent).
Higher education experts expect Newsom to be more generous to academia than Gov. Brown. New funding and expansion of free community college tuition are anticipated.
California voters support guaranteeing minimum levels of state funding for public universities, survey finds.
The grants will provide legal aid, mental health services, and career support to undocumented students and their families.
A rundown of the governor’s decisions on some of the most-watched education legislation that crossed his desk this year.
Eleni Kounalakis and Ed Hernandez want to use the lieutenant governor’s office to make college more affordable.
Whoever wins the lieutenant governor’s race between Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis will have a seat on the UC and CSU governing boards.
Advocates challenge the next governor to do more to make college affordable.
All four leading Democratic candidates respond to EdSource questionnaire on education issues; the two leading Republicans did not.
The leading candidate for governor also said he supports Jerry Brown's proposal to tie community college funding to student outcomes.